Little Wildlings Playgroup

0-6 YEARS
Inspire a love of nature in your child with our weekly nomadic playgroup set in some of the Sunshine Coast's most magical wild spaces.
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WILDLINGS FOREST KINDY

4-6 YEARS
A Forest Kindy based on the banks of Petrie Creek where children come together to play, explore, take risks and immerse themselves in nature.
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Professional Development

  • Implement a Forest School Program in your Setting
  • Fire
  • Hand Tools
  • Shelters, Knots and Lashings
  • Build your own program

Let Us Come to You!

We can bring Forest Schooling to your School or Service! Whether you are a Kindy, Primary School, High School, OSHC or other service we can bring our tools, natural resources and expertise and build a program to suit you. Our sessions are limited only by your imagination. Just some of the sessions we can run include:

  • Fire (lighting, managing, extinguishing)
  • Hand Tools (safe use, projects to suit your curriculum)
  • Sustainability
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Geology
  • Water (management, testing, projects to suit your curriculum)
  • Research Based Projects

Volunteer

Come and play with the next generation of environmental warriors! We are always looking for volunteers to lend a hand with the day-to-day running of our programs. Why not join up today?

Weekend Workshops

Have you been trying to get to a Wildlings Forest School program but have had other commitments during the week? Come along with your family or drop your child off to one of our awesome weekend workshops! Just some of the workshops we run include:

  • Ropes (hammocks, swings, ladders, knots and lashings)
  • Boats (make your own boats and rafts and float them in the creek)
  • Come and Play
  • Cubbies and Treehouses and much more

Holiday Programs

Send your kids to the Wild Sides! Get your kids outdoors and away from the screens these holidays! Programs include:

  • Essential Oil Gift Making
  • Wooden Christmas Gift Making
  • Harry Potter Magic
  • Art in the Forest and much, much more.

What is Forest School?

Forest school is essentially outdoor, nature-based learning that focuses on the holistic development of the child (Worroll 2016).

Forest schools help students develop confidence, self-esteem, independence and creativity through experiencing the natural world and by teaching practical, outdoor skills. Students work outside regularly in an outdoor natural space over a long period of time (preferably at least a year).

The ethos has grown in popularity in Australia over the past decade in parallel to growing concerns over “cotton wool kids” overly protected from risks and rarely exposed to nature...

OUR AIM

Wildlings Forest School offers children the opportunity to develop confidence and self esteem through hands on, tangible and fun nature activities that promote team work, friendship, community engagement, sustainability, critical thinking and risk-taking.

Our focus is to develop the whole child and to help build in them a sense of place, belonging and guardianship of our natural spaces. We aim to work with our children, their families and our local community to create memories and skills that will last a lifetime and a sense of environmental stewardship that will ensure that our natural wonders will still be here for the next generation to enjoy.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF TRADITIONAL OWNERS

Wildlings Forest School would like to acknowledge the traditional owners and caretakers of the land, the Gubbi Gubbi people and pay our respects to elders past and present.

 

BOOK now!

Register your child for our Wednesday Wildlings program now! We are taking enrolments from ages 0 through to 12 years for Term 4, 2017.